Glenn Beck is really doling out the Kool-Aid. First he announces he is “taking back the civil rights movement” and “restoring honor” to America. Then, under the guise of preaching equality, he delivers a “landmark” speech in which he co-opts religion and patriotism as the sole province of those who share his extreme views.
Implicit in these views is a thinly-veiled “dream” of reversing every piece of social change legislation going back 75 years. Social Security? Invest it in the tanking stock market. Medicare? A socialist institution (framed by that radical LBJ) that should be repealed immediately. Why stop there? As long as we’re bringing back the good old days, why not overturn Brown vs. the Board Of Education? Heck, why don’t we just exhume Joe McCarthy and put him back on the Senate floor?
Given the daily vapor trail of inflammatory rhetoric escaping Mr. Beck’s overworked pie-hole (e.g., publicly characterizing President Obama as “demonic”), who is he to lecture us on how to worship, how to love our country, and, worst of all, how to relate to other races and religions? Glenn Beck is a sideshow clown in search of a rubber nose, and his soon-to-be-forgotten remarks were a mockery of Dr. King’s legacy.